Hakone National Park Sightseeing, May 2014 A view of Mt. Fuji is not the only view that you can enjoy in Hakone. There are a number of spots to visit, including O-waku-dani (where volcanic fumes still bear a trace of the Hakone Volcano), Lake Ashi-no-ko (created in the crater of the Hakone Volcano), Susuki-sogen (silver grass field) of Sengokuhara, a stone Buddha and stone towers situated in Moto-Hakone, and cedar trees along Kyu-Kaido Street. Various methods of transportation, such as mountain railway, cable car, ropeway, and cruising boat, are available to bring you to these spots. Source: http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/location/regional/kanagawa/hakone.html
Note: It was a rainy day so few sites could be seen on the day of our visit.
Tokyo Central Wholesale (Tsukiji)Market
Tsukiji Market (築地市場, Tsukiji Shijō) is a large wholesale market for fish, fruits and vegetables in centralTokyo. It is the most famous of over ten wholesale markets that handle the distribution of fish, meat, produce and flowers in metropolitan Tokyo. Tsukiji Market is best known as one of the world's largest fish markets, handling over 2,000 tons of marine products per day. It is expected to move to a new site in Toyosu by spring 2016.
The sight of the many kinds of fresh fish and other seafood and the busy atmosphere of scooters, trucks, sellers and buyers hurrying around, make Tsukiji Market a major tourist attractions. In fact, the numbers of visitors have increased so much over recent years, that they have become a problem to the course of business, as the aging market's infrastructure was not anticipated to serve as a tourist spot. Source: http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3021.html
Ninja Akasaka Restaurant, Tokyo, Japan
Ninja Restaurant definitely wins points for creating one of the most fascinating and memorable dining experience ever. As suggested by its name, the restaurant has an underlying ninja theme from its interior filled with secluded private dining rooms along with incredibly creative ninja themed Japanese food. Diners are greeted at the discreet entrance by a ninja who guides diners through “Ninja training”, creeping through a secret passage with a draw bridge and hidden doorways which lead to the dining area. The menu is written on a long scroll presented by your ninja waiter with a huge selection of unique dishes to choose from. Throughout the course of your meal, the ninjas ensure that you are thoroughly entertained with magic tricks and various table side demonstrations. Source: http://www.thatfoodcray.com/tokyo-japan-cray-ninja-akasaka-restaurant/
With 333 meters, Tokyo Tower (東京タワー) is 13 meters taller than its model, the Eiffel Tower of Paris, and the world's tallest self-supporting steel tower. It was completed in the year 1958 as a symbol for Japan's rebirth as a major economic power, and serves as a television and radio broadcast antenna and tourist attraction.Visitors can ascend to the main observatory at 150 meters and the special observatory at 250 meters to get a bird's eye view of Tokyo. Under good weather conditions, Mount Fuji can be seen in the distance. An wax museum and several more attractions can be found on the ground floors of the tower. Separate entrance fees apply.
The Tokyo Imperial Palace is home to the head of state, and is where the Imperial Family lives. It is also the former site of the Edo Castle. Filled with gardens, ancient stone bridges, and museums, the Tokyo Imperial Palace is a beautiful, historical, and important cultural landmark in Japan.
In front of the Imperial Palace, visitors can view the Nijubashi, two ancient, stone bridges that lead to the inner palace grounds. The inner palace grounds are not open to the public, except on January 2 and December 23, two days that commemorate the New Year and the Emperor's birthday.